Southeast to Observe World AIDS Day 2009

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Dec. 1, 2009 – Southeast Missouri State University will observe World AIDS Day today, Tuesday, Dec. 1, with several activities.

AIDS awareness tables will be set up in the Towers Complex as well as the on the third floor of the University Center from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.  A World AIDS Day program and candlelight vigil are scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Missouriana Room in the University Center. The events are sponsored by the Peer Education Association. In addition, the Association is challenging Southeast faculty, staff and students to wear red Dec. 1 in observance of the day.

According to UNAIDS estimates, there are now 33.2 million people in the world living with HIV, including 2.5 million children. World AIDS Day is designed to increase awareness, fight prejudice, improve education and increase support for the cause.

For more information about World AIDS Day and events, contact Samohya Turner at sbturner1s@semo.edu.